Four Milwaukee Nonprofits Among Baird’s Paul Purcell Scholarship Recipients

Paul Purcell, former President and CEO of Baird

Four Milwaukee nonprofits were among nine groups nationwide to receive the Paul Purcell “Kids’ Win!” 2022. Baird Annual Education Grants.

Named after Baird’s former chairman and CEO who passed away in February 2020, the grants totaled more than $800,000.

“We are honored to celebrate the lasting legacy of Paul Purcell by making meaningful grants to nine nonprofit organizations focused on what mattered most to Paul: ensuring that everyone, no matter where they live or has access to a quality education,” said Steve Booth, Baird’s current president and CEO. “We are proud to support the considerable impact of these organizations on the education of children, which also benefit from the voluntary involvement of our associates.

Milwaukee grant recipients included:

  • All-In Milwaukee, which plans to use its grant to expand career programs and provide a dedicated academic advisor to 125 other diverse and limited-income scholars.
  • City Forward Collective, which plans to use its grant to fund its Opportunity Accelerator learning cohort, improving equitable access to quality education at 10 Milwaukee schools.
  • Journey House, which will use its grant to support project-based learning for 150 young people in a year-round THRIVE STEAM Forward training program.
  • Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, which will use its grant to provide more than 2,000 historically underserved 5th through 12th graders with the opportunity to participate in the JA Capstone Career Exploration Project.

Other grant recipients were located in Chicago, Denver, Louisville and Seattle.

Arthur covers banking, finance and economics at BizTimes while leading special projects as an associate editor. He also spent five years covering manufacturing at BizTimes. He was previously editor of The Waukesha Freeman. He graduated from Carroll University and took classes at Marquette. A native of southeastern Wisconsin, he is also a nationally certified gymnastics judge and enjoys golfing on the weekends.

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